Saturday, June 28, 2014

Third season starts 28 October

"No. There are no other moments. It is here and now."
Ksenija Spanec

End of second season.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Escape plan

The plan turned out to be a failure. But I got away with only minor injuries. Thumbs up and the gladiators of The Institute will be back.
Ulf Fågelhammar

Old tree

Like an old tree, with roots absorbing water and nutrients from the soil. With photosynthetic leaves and branches - yes, it would be nice to be like an old tree in the era of The Institute. When lightning strikes.
Ulf Fågelhammar

Thursday, June 26, 2014

scattered letters

The Institute likes to play word games with the citizens. This one is called "was babbelscht du"?
Jan Bernhardtz

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

the naked truth

The naked truth is somewhere between Heaven and Hell.
Sanja Buterin

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

the last summer

"Quizá porque mi niñez
sigue jugando en tu playa," J M Serrat
Ulf Fågelhammar

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Magic Theatre

And this wonderful girl--if only I had known her name! All of a sudden there was a human being, a living human being, to shatter the death that had come down over me like a glass case, and to put out a hand to me, a good and beautiful and warm hand. / Herman Hesse
Valeriu Catalineanu

Sunday, June 22, 2014

dancing on the edge

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music" /Nietzsche.
Sanja Buterin

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer solstice...

...and winter solstice on the southern hemisphere. People look to the sky (or to the ground) for answers. But little is revealed about the faint blue spot cruising the universe.
Fábio Miguel Roque

Friday, June 20, 2014

Perfection doesn't have limits

“Heaven is not a place, and it is not a time. Heaven is being perfect. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed is being there.” / Richard Bach
Sanja Buterin

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Gambler

“I wanted to fathom her secrets; I wanted her to come to me and say: "I love you," and if not that, if that was senseless insanity, then...well, what was there to care about? Did I know what I wanted? I was like one demented: all I wanted was to be near her, in the halo of her glory, in her radiance, always, for ever, all my life. I knew nothing more!” 
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Gambler
Anargyros Drolapas

The Snowman

Last man standing.
Jan Bernhardtz

Tuesday, June 17, 2014



"Groves and hills and roofs, and the spires of Jönköping City, which shimmered along Vettern's shores, lay enveloped in pale blue that caressed the eye. If there were countries in heaven, they, too, must be blue like this, thought the boy, believing that he had got a faint idea of how it must look in Paradise." (From Nils Holgersson's wonderful journey across Sweden)
Johan Larsson

The Lighting

"Give us some light on the stage, electrician. How can we
Playwrights and actors put forward
Our images of the world in half darkness?"
- Bertolt Brecht
Ulf Fågelhammar

Monday, June 16, 2014

vanishing point

"The point, when we decide, to join, the anonymous crowd, giving up on our dreams... is the vanishing point. "
Ksenija Spanec

Make goals not wars

The Institute forced me to identify myself as a team and a nation. I refused. I'm a cosmopolite, nationalism doesn't grow on my ground.
Sanja Buterin

Sunday, June 15, 2014

the greatest sculptor

"The sea is the greatest sculptor
The sea is the greatest jeweller
The sea and death
There is no stone so jagged
the sea won’t rub it smooth
or grind it to sand
or finer"
Gunnar Ekelöf, 1965
Jan Bernhardtz

so intimate

"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul."
Sanja Buterin


...across a pond, across the universe.
Ulf Fågelhammar

DAY 06

I saw 2 lovers today. I saw as they have become 1. And then...
Ashes to ashes, dust to nothingness.
Cristian Bassa

The View

I do not count the stairs.
Up and down. No smoking.
Michael Winnerholt

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Imitating nature

It is called biomimetics.
Valeriu Catalineanu

so(u)l-mate key

"You've gotta hope that there's someone for you
As strange as you are" -- Jon Brion
Anargyros Drolapas

Friday, June 13, 2014

The light

The light, the light,
the seeking, the searching
in chaos
- Maori
Jan Bernhardtz

Thursday, June 12, 2014


In my dreams I've tried to fight the creatures of the Institute, without success. I always wake up with a blank mind - like a question mark.
Sanja Buterin

I tried to forget your name

"Tentei esquecer o teu nome
Arrancá-lo ao pensamento
Mas regressa a todo o instante
Entrelaçado no vento" / fado
Fábio Miguel Roque

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Wheel of Life

"The Wheel of Life will Turn and Turn and Roll on!
Great big wheel will turn again;
Better get rid of all your sin!
Wheel of Life will turn again and roll on."
/Words by Woody Guthrie & Maxine "Lefty Lou" Dempsey, 1939, Music by Frank London (The Klezmatics), 2006
Ulf Fågelhammar

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

the point is

"When the words do not come, invent them. When the words you know are forbidden, invent the alternative. It is like opening the mind, projecting thoughts, which slips down, all around the feet, taking the form of shadows. Shadows can do no harm. They are beyond the reach, they live in the zone of imagination. Everyone is free to take the meaning they want. To interpret, to get the point, to accept, refuse. The point is not to reveal. The point is to become shadow."
Ksenija Spanec

Monday, June 9, 2014

before Pythagoras

The earliest recorded beginnings of geometry can be traced to early peoples, who discovered obtuse triangles in the ancient Indus Valley, and ancient Babylonia (see Babylonian mathematics) from around 3000 BC. /Wiki
Fábio Miguel Roque


You will be turned to stone if you try to break away from The Institute. 
Ulf Fågelhammar

Sunday, June 8, 2014

When travelling...

...please remember to pack all your personal belongings.
Jan Bernhardtz

Saturday, June 7, 2014


"Floating on the edge of insanity, the mind needs to be drowned in cold water every now and then, just to remain on the safe side."
Ksenija Spanec

the Wheel of the Year

Objects that refer to paganism like life rings, bath rings, garlands etc have been prohibited. The citizens are obliged to swear that they will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Institute.
Hanna Lindgren

DAY 05

I stopped looking into mirrors, I think They can see me through them. Yet even without them, there are still faces staring at me. Watching, always watching...
Cristian Bassa

Friday, June 6, 2014

The seamy side

Nobody should feel safe - not even a little bird or a kind-hearted hipster. The Institute is a main sponsor of street hooliganism.
Mikael Jansson 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

expressive hands

Hands can reveal so much.
Fábio Miguel Roque

simple and profound

"The unconditional love is what we are looking for."
Ksenija Spanec

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Les féministes

The Institute is worried about the growth of feminist movements. It has characterize feminism as  the mad, wicked folly of Woman's Rights. But it keeps growing like weed. The Propaganda Division has suggested that The Institute should declare that it is a feminist system. This would of course only be a tactic measure to take the edge off the annoying feminist movement. 
Jan Bernhardtz

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A different kind of street art

This is The Institute laughing and having fun at the expense of the Citizens.
Mikael Jansson

Summer sketch

Anything goes.
Fábio Miguel Roque

Monday, June 2, 2014

What will future archaeologists say about this?

It is a bomb from the stone age? It is a monolith, an obelisk...hmm we do not know.
Jan Bernhardtz

I was looking for the Côa Valley

I wanted to see the drawings, the carvings in the stones ... one of the first outdoor exhibitions of Art. It happened about 20 000 years ago. I found other signs... were they the remains of a recent civilization?
Fábio Miguel Roque

Sunday, June 1, 2014

the fall of Utopia

"From utopia to dystopia, by burning down the library of knowledge.Erasing the memory and rule the world for the sake of infinite hunger for the power. Why? Why some of us are made to build and some to destroy?"
Ksenija Spanec

DAY 03

Smileys and cotton candy - they are trying everything to lure me back in. I smashed one of their glass windows and ran.
Cristian Bassa